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*If ever there was a time to be private, childbirth would be appropriate. Ain’t no body got time for that!
But Tamar Braxton wants to share the experience with her fans and followers via the next season of “Tamar & Vince.” Maybe this episode should be called, “Tamar” because she’s moving forward with the taping of those precious, gut-wrenching moments despite her husband’s wishes.
“My husband’s not comfortable with any of this,” she stated with a giggle before collecting her thoughts. Tamar is a little more open to the idea because she feels that it’s only right to continue bringing fans along for the rest of the journey that she started last season on “Braxton Family Values” and her own spin-off.
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I don’t know why people always ask celebrities about people they dated decades ago, but we’re sure glad they did. BET recently did a one-on-one with Shemar Moore, for what reason we’re not sure, but in the interview the Criminal Minds actor was asked about his past relationships with Halle Berry and Toni Braxton and he didn’t hesitate to gush over Ms. Berry and the caliber of woman she is, or let the world know it wasn’t all that serious with Miss. Braxton –ooop. Check out the snippets:
You’ve been linked with some high-profile women, including Toni Braxton and Halle Berry. Were those relationships for real, or just tabloid gossip?
[Toni Braxton] was my first Hollywood relationship. I was a baby, I did not know s***. I had just graduated from college, I had no money and I was on Young and the Restless. She called my agent when she was shooting a video in Miami, and it just went from there. I was like the little kid who found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It was a wild ride with Toni. She would never sing for me, though. That always bothered me.
What about Halle?
She was the first woman to really knock my socks off. I fell hard for Halle. A lot of people now know we dated, but we had to keep it hush-hush at the time because she was fresh off her divorce from David Justice. I’m still grateful for that relationship. I was smitten not just because of who she was, but because we were so similar in so many ways. She was biracial, she was kind of going through the same things I was in Hollywood. Toni was a fun ride, but Halle was a necessary experience. It made me much stronger as a man, and knowing the caliber of woman I want in the future.
She hasn’t had the greatest luck with men since then. Any regrets there?
No, none at all. She’s a tough cookie. I’m glad she’s got a family now. If this love she’s got with this guy is real, then that’s what she needs.
You’re turning 43 next week and have been a bachelor for a while. Any thoughts about settling down?
It’s no accident that I’m not married and don’t have kids yet. Because despite what I’ve achieved in my career, I’m always wondering when somebody’s gonna tap me on the shoulder and say, “OK, the gig is up.” I don’t mind being uncomfortable. In fact, I like being uncomfortable, picking up and moving, and all that. But, it’s not exactly the best scenario for a family. Of course, I want to be able to share that with somebody one day. When I do tie the knot, it will be one time, for good.
Why didn’t Shemar come out and say this a long time ago so everyone could stop calling Halle crazy?!
“I’m Tired Of Being The Wannabe!” Trina Braxton Does Spot-On Impressions Of Her Sisters (And Mama Ev Too!)
If anybody knows the Braxton sisters good and well, it’s Trina Braxton. A fan favorite on Braxton Family Values, Trina definitely keeps it real–and real funny. When we sat down with Trina Braxton here in our offices, the energetic and funny sister, singer, actress and mom showed us that she knows her sisters (and their quirks–and catchphrases) like the back of her hand. Watch her bring to life the fun-loving, serious, sweet, silly and diva personalities of her sisters, and even Ms. Evelyn. We promise you’ll be cracking up laughing!
In a recent interview with the Tom Joyner Morning Show, promoting her new film Twist of Faith, Toni Braxton said she’s thinking about stepping away from music. Naturally, Tom Joyner and the crew were shocked and maybe even a bit upset to hear the news. See how their interview with her went down.
Tom Joyner: What about your new music?
Toni Braxton: I don’t know if I’m going to be doing anymore music, I’ve said that before in the past but I don’t know…
Tom Joyner: Ever?
Toni Braxton:… I’m thinking…
Tom Joyner: What?
Toni Braxton: I’m thinking, I’m singing in the movie. Ta-Da. Some gospel a little bit.
Tom Joyner: Why no more music? What are you talking about?
Toni Braxton: I just don’t know. Maybe I’m mad at music. I don’t know what it is. I can’t, my heart’s not in it right now.
Sybil Wilkes: You’re not feeling it right now?
Toni Braxton: No, I’m really not.
Naturally, Tom Joyner assumed that Toni meant that she was over the music industry. That she wasn’t going to release anymore music because it was too hard for her to work with the record companies.
Tom Joyner: Record companies beating you up?
Toni Braxton: Not even that. They’re actually calling and I’m like well ‘I don’t know if I want to do another record’ but that’s a blessing I guess but I gotta be in it, I gotta love it and maybe because everything that has happened to me I don’t know.
And then, at the end of the interview, just to make sure he had the facts straight for the blogs to report, Joyner asked her one mo’ ‘gin whether or not she was really leaving it all behind.
Tom Joyner: And the big scoop I think, is, ‘I’m never going to record another song again, ever.’
Toni Braxton: No, I’m not trying to do that.
Tom Joyner: Oh thank you for clearing that up.
Toni Braxton: I’m sorry!
Ok, am I the only one who’s confused right now? What exactly are you saying, Toni? You don’t want to record albums anymore, just random songs here and there? You’d rather focus on your acting career? Is that it? It’s interesting Toni is stepping away from a lot of things these days in favor of new ventures. Her presence has decreased on “Braxton Family Values,” and now she’s mad at music, the very thing we know her for. Interesting, indeed. And though I’m more confused than a little bit, I can’t say that I’m mad at her. If you’ve seen her “Behind the Music,” you know that girlfriend has traveled a rough road in this game. From the money troubles, to making sure that her sister’s got their shine, I can see why anyone would be tired after all of that. And then she has health issues to top it all off! Whew! Maybe she’s just ready to rest, raise her sons and chill. Nothing wrong with that.
What do you think about Toni’s admission? Do you think she’ll retire from music?
You probably heard the news yesterday that the Grammy organization has handed down a dress code for it’s upcoming award show that’s more detailed than that of most catholic schools. And I’m sure you thought, “huh, aren’t we talking about grown people here?”
Oh, how soon we forget. T&A is about as visible during award season as it is inside of a Gentleman’s club, and after years of people (sometimes the same ones) pushing the envelope way, way, way too far, CBS and the powers that be said they’ve had enough and are banning all sorts of attire — or lack thereof — this year. Still confused why they’re being so strict? Check out some of the most risque fashions ever to grace the Grammy red carpet.
NEW YORK — Toni Braxton’s autistic son makes his acting debut in her new Lifetime movie, “Twist of Faith,” and could have had a bigger role, but the singer didn’t want to put too much pressure on him.
“He was supposed to play my son initially but by the time we worked out the shooting schedule, school had started,” Braxton said of 9-year-old Diezel. (She also has an 11-year-old named Denim.)
“Even though he’s considered high functioning right now, he wasn’t in the past, and that’s why I thought him carrying the movie and trying to do the movie and tutoring would have been too much for him,” the 45-year-old singer said.
See what part Diezel will play, plus Toni’s thoughts on working with her son on The Huffington Post.
First Dating, Then Comes Divorce? Celebs Who Forgot To Ditch The Ring Before They Jumped On The Dating Train Again
Who remembers the days when you actually had to be single in order to date? Nowadays it doesn’t look like you have to necessarily be single in order to start your mingling. More and more people are entering the dating game before they even bother to sign their divorce papers! Which box do you check for your relationship status with a girlfriend/boyfriend and a wife/husband?! You may find it totally confusing, not to mention draining, but these celebs have all the energy in the world when it comes to hoping on the dating train before load off their baggage.
Even though Toni and her husband Keri Lewis (you know the light skinned cutie from Mint Condition) separated in November 2009, never making it final hasn’t stopped this Braxton from ‘searching for love’. She’s seemed to have stop searching now that she’s sparked up a flame with… Eddie Murphy! The two have been ‘friends’ for a while now but we all know how the celeb ‘friend’ game goes. One day their mere fans of each other’s work the next day their vacationing together. One thing’s for sure Toni doesn’t believe in waiting for the judge to tell her it is okay to move on!
Love Is Blind Ya’ll: Check Out The First Trailer For Toni Braxton’s Lifetime Movie, “Twist Of Faith”
It’s officially Black History Month! And remember when we told you that Lifetime was going to start rolling out three major original movies to commemorate the month? Well, we know that Betty and Coretta comes first and premieres on Saturday, but we finally have the chance to get a first look at Toni Braxton in her starring role in the movie, Twist of Faith.
Once again, the synopsis goes a little something like this:
In Twist of Faith, Jacob Fisher (Hirsh), an Orthodox Jewish Cantor and amateur songwriter who resides in Brooklyn, New York, witnesses the senseless murder of his wife and three children. Catatonic, Jacob walks out on his Jewish mourning ritual, leaving behind his Jewish garments, wallet and keys. Abandoning his identity, he wanders aimlessly, hoping somehow to understand his tragedy. Fortuitously, he lands in Brent, Alabama (population 2,500), where he is embraced by Nina (Braxton), a single mother and the lead singer of a small gospel choir (an unlikely finalist in the competition to determine the best gospel choir in Alabama), her Uncle Moe (Williamson) and their gospel community who help his return to life while music brings Nina and Jacob together as they try to make sense of his past and their possible future. Twist of Faith is produced by Lighthouse Pictures. Daniel H. Blatt (Wisegal), Craig Baumgarten (Shattered Glass) and Andrew Howard serve as executive producers. Paul A. Kaufman (Sins of the Mother) directs from a script written by Joyce Gittlin (Wings), Janet Fattal and Stephen Tolkin (Brothers & Sisters).
By the trailer, there’s definitely a lot of drama that hopefully will make the movie a winner, and even if it’s not a slam dunk on the acting tip, we get to hear Toni break it down on the microphone as she plays a singer in her church’s choir. So will it be good? Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think! And remember, the movie premieres next Saturday on February 9.
They’re Baaaaaack: Peep The Season 3 Sneak Peek Of “Braxton Family Values” And The Beef Between Tamar And…Everybody
If you were like us around here and were wondering when you were going to get your Braxton fix again (and I’m not talking Tamar and Vince. Thanks…but no thanks), good news, the show will be back on March 14. And by the sound of the press release about the new season and what the sneak peek shows us, they’ll be having a lot of fun and dealing with a lot of drama (and you know Tamar is involved in a lot of it). So what can you expect in March? Toni is busy trying to juggle a new movie role (for the Lifetime movie Twist of Faith) and personal problems; Trina and Gabe are making an effort to work on their marriage again, same for sister Towanda and her man Andre; Traci gets into motorcycle riding (and bright blonde hair), and Tamar gets heat from her sisters for becoming extremely focused on her own show and singing career. As the dramatic press release puts it, “Issues from the past and the Braxton ladies’ ongoing competitiveness—especially when it comes to music endeavors—threaten the longstanding Braxton family like never before.”
You can notice the tension and shade being thrown in the sneak peek. In it, the sisters and their mom (minus Tamar) go on a Roman holiday, where they smash grapes, go topless and have fun. You can also get a glimpse at a rift growing between the ladies and Tamar, especially between her and Towanda, which is something that their mother, Evelyn, asks her to step up and fix. New season, new mess, and you know you’ve missed it. Check out the sneak peek and let us know if you’ll be tuning for the new season, premiering in March.
Check Out MJB And Angela Bassett As “Betty & Coretta”; Lifetime Premiering THREE Films For Black History Month
Well all right! I don’t know when Lifetime became the new and improved version of BET, but I’m not mad at them! As more details about the production of the movie, Betty & Coretta, come out, it has been revealed that the Lifetime network is premiering THREE, yes three, films in honor of Black History Month. Aside from Betty & Coretta, the network is also premiering Twist of Faith, which will star Toni Braxton, and Pastor Brown, which will star Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Rockmond Dunbar, Ernie Hudson and Tisha Campbell-Martin.
Twist of Faith is said to have Braxton playing a single Christian mother who makes a love connection with a widowed Orthodox Jewish man who loses himself and his faith after watching the murder of his wife and son. After the fact, he finds himself on a trek to the South, Alabama to be exact, where he meets Braxton’s character, the lead singer of her gospel choir. While they are clearly of two different faiths and races, their love of music brings them together, and the church helps him get a new lease on life. This movie will premiere on February 9.
As for Pastor Brown, Richardson-Whitfield will play the daughter of a dying pastor. As his last wish, he asks Whitfield to take over the dealings of his beloved church, which is something Whitfield’s character reluctantly decides to do. She finds herself at odds with her sister, and her father’s church. As she tries to maintain order, she tries to reconnect with an estranged son (who is played by my husband, Michael B. Jordan), re-bond with a family at odds, and make sense of her own life. Pastor Brown is set to premiere on February 16.
With Betty & Coretta leading the pack for the Black History Month programming, premiering on February 2 and telling the story of the friendship between Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz after the deaths of their husbands, a new photo has been released of the two women in character (look up). I’m not going to say anything crazy about who does and doesn’t look like who, because I like both of these women (plus, I’m in a good mood this morning!), so I’ll just say, I’m interested to see how this film will play out. Great plot line, but will it be a great movie?
All in all, I’m excited about all of these new movies, and I have to give big kudos to Lifetime for providing some positive images of black folks for Black History Month, because we know that they didn’t have to do so (sadly, I think we’re so used to networks not doing anything at all for the month…). Now if we could just get some other networks to provide such programming the other 11 months of the year, that would be awesome…